Layers of Fear is a psychological horror video game developed and published by Bloober Team for Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, which was released worldwide on 16 February 2016.
In Layers of Fear, the player controls a psychologically disturbed painter who is trying to complete his magnum opus as he navigates a Victorian mansion, with disturbing secrets about the painter being discovered. The gameplay, presented in first person perspective, is heavily story-driven and revolves mostly around puzzle-solving and exploration, as the game intensifies after each level and jump scares occur often. Layers of Fear: Inheritance was released on 2 August 2016 as a direct follow up to the first game. Here the player controls the painter's daughter with the DLC focusing on her apparent relapse into trauma after returning to her old house.
A definitive port for the Nintendo Switch, entitled Layers of Fear: Legacy, was released on 21 February 2018 and it features, in addition to the Inheritance DLC, Joy-Con, touchscreen, and HD Rumble support. A limited physical retail release for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, published by Limited Run Games in North America, would be available starting October 2018. A sequel titled Layers of Fear 2 was announced in October 2018 and was released on May 29, 2019.
The player takes control of an artist who has returned to his studio. His initial goal is to complete his masterpiece, and the player's role is to figure out how this task should be accomplished. The challenge comes from puzzles which require the player to search the environment for visual clues. The house appears straightforward at first, but it changes around the player as they explore it in first person. These changes in the environment provide scaffolding for the puzzles and provide regular jump scares common to games of this genre.
Screenshots from the game Layers of Fear
System requirements Layers of Fear for Mac Os:
- OS: OS X 10.10 or 10.11
- Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
- RAM: 4 GB RAM
- Video card: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 GB VRAM / Nvidia GeForce 750M / Intel HD 6100
- Disk Space: 5 GB
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